City of
Madison

District 11

Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Martin’s Blog

Tag: Coronavirus

Coronavirus Updates and Neighborhood Meetings

Hello neighbors, Information and strategies regarding coronavirus has been evolving rapidly over the last 2 days. Here in Dane County, we remain at low risk levels. This means that City operations, and meetings will proceed as planned, unless our risk level changes. We are preparing … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/15/2020

Thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout this unprecendented time of long term school closings, and social distancing, etc. This is a very challenging time for our entire community, and our actions now will be important for preventing the spread of this virus. With that, I am … [read more]

COVID 19 and Absentee Voting

The Spring Election and Presidential Primary is approaching, and will be held on April 7. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I would like to encourage anyone to consider voting absentee, to help prevent the spread of germs. I am including, in this update, information on Absentee Balloting from the … [read more]

MMSD Free Healthy Meals for Kids

Message from the Madison Metropolitan School District: "Schools are closed but MMSD will be providing free, nutritious meals for kids daily at sites around Madison. A take-home breakfast and lunch will be provided in pre-packaged paper bags at each drop-off site, once per day. Sites and times … [read more]

Community Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Occurring in Dane County

Hello neighbors, I'm passing on an urgent message from the Public Health of Madison and Dane County: Community members should stay home as much as possible Public Health Madison & Dane County is announcing several new cases of COVID-19 that indicate community spread of the virus. … [read more]

Covid 19 Updates, 3/18/2020

Hello neighbors, As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I try hard to manage the balance between keeping you all updated (via this blog), while not clogging your inboxes. To that end, I've been working on a way to keep critical information at your fingertips, without sending … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/20/2020

Hello Neighbors, I have a lot of information to share, and am combining as much as I can here. I had hoped for it to be more concise, but there is a lot happening, and that you all should be aware of. I also want to say thank you to everyone who is coping with our current situation. Social … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/24/2020

Dear neighbors, We’re onto another week of staying home and social distancing, and as was with last week, changes are happening rapidly. Before I get into updates, I want to first acknowledge the amazing things I’m seeing from people across Madison, and especially in District 11. I’ve seen … [read more]

Important Election Update

Hello neighbors! A federal judge today refused to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election, but he pushed back to April 13 the deadline for absentee ballots to be received so they can be counted in the spring races, which include the presidential primaries. Under current law, today was the final … [read more]

IMPORTANT: Absentee Ballot Witness

Late last night, the 7th Circuit issued a stay as to one part of Judge Conley’s order. Absentee ballots will still require a witness signature. The Court refused to stay the other portions of the order on extra time for receipt of absentee ballots. [read more]

Gov Evers suspends in-person voting

A few minutes ago, Governor Evers signed an Executive Order that suspends tomorrow's in-person voting until June 9, 2020, due to COVID-19 Pandemic. This is very likely going to be appealed, and there may be further changes as the courts get involved. Please stay tuned for more updates. … [read more]

Clerks Advised to Continue Preparations for Tomorrow's Election

Hello Neighbors, The communication below from the Wisconsin Election Commission to Clerks indicates that whether tomorrow's election takes place or not is still up in the air. It is possible that the State Supreme Court could overturn Gov. Evers' postponement order and/or that the State … [read more]

WI Supreme Court overturns Governor's order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned Governor Evers' Emergency Order on tomorrow's election. It will proceed as scheduled. Please continue with your original plans to cast your ballot tomorrow. Thank you all for being patient with today's updates. I'm sorry to have to deliver this bad … [read more]

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order Through May 26

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and … [read more]

City Assessments Delayed Due to COVID-19

City of Madison Assessor Michelle Drea announced today that assessment notices will be delayed for at least two months. While the start of the assessment process is delayed, the taxation process remains unchanged. Property owners have the same rights and responsibilities for review of their … [read more]

Dane County COVID-19 Community Testing Site at Alliant Energy Center

Beginning today, May 11, 2020, the Wisconsin National Guard opened a Dane County community testing site for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Free, drive-thru and walk-up testing is available to all residents. No appointment is necessary. Depending on utilization, the testing site will be open … [read more]

Safer at Home Order Guidelines still in place in Dane County

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 5:46pm Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, effective immediately. We are disappointed in the ruling, as the Safer at Home order has substantially slowed the increase … [read more]

Public Health Madison and Dane County Announces Preparation Phase to Open Up Businesses in Dane County

Today, Janel Heinrich, the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County issued a “Forward Dane County Plan,” a road map for how and when our county will open its economy based on the progress the community makes on a series of metrics including our testing rate, our positivity rate and the … [read more]

Madison Parks Amenity Updates

On May 18, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced the Forward Dane Plan, a plan for the phased reopening of Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the current Emergency Order #2 PDF , tennis and pickleball courts and disc golf courses may begin opening May 19 with … [read more]

Phase One Reopening Begins Today in Madison

A Message from Mayor Rhodes-Conway Last week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire plan rests on active monitoring on a series of nine data-based metrics, which are displayed in a table … [read more]

Dane County Issues Amendment to Phase 2 Order

Public Health Madison & Dane County has just released a new order. Please their full news release: Dane County Issues Amendment to Phase 2 Order These are the only items that have changed with this order: (See the order for all requirements) Private gatherings are limited to 10 or … [read more]

Public Health Madison & Dane County Releases New Orders Requiring Face Coverings

Hello neighbors, below is a message regarding a new Emergency Order requiring face coverings from Public Health: Effective on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Emergency Order #8, which requires that everyone age 5 and older wear a face … [read more]

Personal COVID Update

Hello friends and neighbors! As many of you know, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago. Though my case was mild, it was rough. I am past my 14-day quarantine and active infection, and am still recovering. This process is taking longer than I expected, as it is for many who have … [read more]

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